United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Mary Drouin

Ms. Drouin joined the Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1992 and has participated in numerous high level projects involving both policy and technical issues.  The focus of her efforts has involved risk-informing regulation.  Her assignments have included developing a risk approach as part of the Regulatory Review Task Force, leading the effort in reviewing the individual plant examinations (IPE) submittals and documenting insights from the IPEs, risk informing Part 50, developing a risk-informed technology neutral Part 50, developing policy on defense-in-depth, technical lead on determining PRA technical adequacy for a PRA used in risk-informed decisionmaking (Regulatory Guide 1.200), technical lead on developing guidance on the treatment of uncertainties in risk-inform decisionmaking, and currently developing NUREG on the historical review and evaluation of defense-in-depth. She serves as the NRC representative on the ASME and ANS committee developing PRA standards where she received the prestigious Bernard Langer award from ASME for her work.

Before joining the NRC, Ms. Drouin worked for Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) where she was heavily involved in PRA.  She served as the technical lead for several industry PRAs and was a key analyst on the NUREG-1150 effort.  Prior to SAIC, Ms. Drouin worked for Brown and Root and Houston Lighting and Power where she worked on the design of both nuclear and fossil power plants.  She graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering.

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